Indiana’s primary election moved to June 2

first_img Indiana’s primary election moved to June 2 Pinterest TAGScoronavirusgovernor eric holcombIndianaJune 2primary election Indiana’s primary election will be moved from May 5 to June 2.Governor Eric Holcomb made the announcement Friday alongside Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Republican Party Chair Kyle Hupfer and Democratic Party Chair John Zody.All dates corresponding with the primary election will be moved by 28 days to reflect the new date of the primary. For example, military and overseas ballots are required to mailed 45 days prior to the primary election, so they’ll move 45 days prior to June 2.Gov. Holcomb signed an executive order to suspend Indiana’s election statute and move the dates. The executive order is posted here: https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htmIn addition, the following recommendations were made Friday to the Indiana Election Commission.Suspend absentee by-mail rules to allow all Hoosiers the option to vote by mail in the upcoming primary election.Allow county clerks to continually mail ballots from now through 12 days out from the new primary election date.Confirm ballots with a May 5, 2020 date will be valid.Enable medical professionals to be eligible members of traveling boards to vote nursing home and hospital patients.Give family members the ability to deliver absentee ballots. Currently only a member of a voter’s household may take possession of their ballot.Indiana Election Commission Chairman Paul Okeson has called a meeting of the Indiana Election Commission on Wednesday, March 25 at 10 a.m. to discuss the recommendations. The meeting will be held in the south atrium of the Indiana Statehouse. Google+ Pinterest Twitter By Brooklyne Beatty – March 20, 2020 0 459 CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewscenter_img Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Facebook Previous articleCoronavirus cases in Indiana jumps to 79Next articleIndiana University postpones all commencement activities on all campuses Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more

Plants Enjoy Newspapers

first_imgWhen you finish reading this article, your plants would enjoy it, too. No, the wordswon’t mean much to them. But the paper they’re printed on will.A University of Georgia scientist says two or threenewspaper pages can make a world of difference to your garden and landscape plants — andto your water bill.”Recycling the newspaper under mulch is a trick I use in my own garden,” saidGary Wade, an ExtensionService horticulturist with the UGA College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences. “It’s amazing how much water that canconserve.”Summer is always stressful in Georgia gardens and landscapes, Wade said. But this yearis hotter and drier than normal.”A number of areas around the state are restricting outdoor watering,” hesaid. “In other areas, water rates get higher as your usage increases.”Even where water is still plentiful and cheap, he said, it makes sense in suchdrought-stressful times to help your plants make the most of the water they get.Wade said he mainly uses full-size, black-ink newspaper pages.”Studies now show that even most color inks are made with food-color dyes thatwon’t hurt your plants,” he said. “But I still don’t use the color comics or thepull-out ad sections, particularly around food crops in the vegetable garden.”Use a leaf rake to gently pull back existing mulch, he said. Be careful not to disturbthe plants’ surface roots.”Then place two or three sheets of newspaper on the soil surface,” he said.”Wet it down good, and rake the mulch back over the newspaper. The newsprint will notonly hold moisture itself but acts as an added barrier to moisture loss.”Don’t make the paper layer more than two or three sheets thick. A thicker layer willactually keep water from getting through to the roots.The same newspaper trick works in the vegetable garden, too, he said. There, as in thelandscape, the mulch itself is important in such hot, dry weather.”Three to five inches of mulch will help hold moisture in the soil,” Wadesaid. “It helps prevent evaporation from the soil surface.”Fine-textured mulches such as pine straw, pine bark mininuggets and shreddedhardwood mulch conserve moisture better than coarse-textured mulches,” he said.In the landscape, mulch as large an area around the plant as you can. “The rootsof established woody ornamentals extend two to three times the canopy spread,” hesaid.In the vegetable garden, use mulch between rows. You may want to tape together rolls ofnewspaper pages to make applying the newsprint liner easier.last_img read more